A proposal to expel Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar from the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee was approved by the Republican-led House of Representatives on Thursday.
Due to prior comments of Omar towards Israel that have, in some cases, drawn criticism from members of both parties as being antisemitic, House Republicans have claimed that she should not be a member of the committee.
As per The Washington Post report, Omar caused a stir in 2019 when she suggested that “Israel’s allies in US politics were motivated by money rather than principle” through her tweet, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” – referring to $100 bills.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.